Beautiful oil painting View of Gloucester Harbor, by American artist J.Jeffrey Grant (1883 - 1960).
Original frame. Image size 16"x14". Signed lower right.
Vose Galleries of Boston MA, which has shown the work of Cape Ann artists for over 100 years, presents an exhibition featuring over fifty watercolors and oils by J. Jeffrey Grant.
A painter active in Chicago in the early half of the 20th Century, J Jeffrey Grant was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and studied art there and in Munich, Germany. He settled in Chicago in the 1920s but became best known for New England fishing villages and small towns in Illinois. He also did cityscape scenes of Chicago including the skyscrapers on Upper Michigan Avenue.
In 1935, he had a one-man exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Other exhibition venues were the National Academy of Design, Corcoran Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Currier Gallery.
He was a member of the Palette & Chisel Academy in Chicago, the Chicago Painters and Sculptors and the North Shore Art Association of Gloucester, Massachusetts.
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